The highest potencies of Veratrum and Cuprum, one or two pellets alternately every four days, have been recommended as preventives against the Cholera. A number of homoeopathic physicians recommend Veratrum exclusively as a preventive. While either of those remedies is used, wine, coffee, strong tea and any kind of spice are to be avoided.

Besides Camphor the following remedies have been found curative in this epidemic: Veratrum, Cuprum, Arsenic, Nux v., Aconite, Ipec, Chamom., Secale cor-nut., Tartar, stib., Acid, phosph., Phosphor., Cicuta vir., Laurocerasus, Merc, sol., Carbo veg., etc.

According to all accounts, Veratrum is the principal specific for Cholera, even where no evacuations have previously existed. It has to be repeated every 15 minutes, or every half hour or hour, according as the disease is more or less violent. Even when the improvement has commenced, it is still necessary to repeat the remedy, except at longer intervals. If the patient should have a second attack, the same course of treatment is to be pursued as during the first attack; sometimes however another medicine is required, as the second attack scarcely ever is like the first.

Arsenicum is indicated when the attack sets in from the commencement with the most violent symptoms, and the patient complains of a most violent burning in the epigastrium, in the bowels and throat, accompanied with a painful oppression of the chest, burning thirst, excessive debility, a constant tossing to and fro; great anguish, irresistible dread of death, hoarse cries about violent pains in the pit of the stomach and abdomen. Arsenicum as well as Veratrum ought to be given at somewhat longer intervals than Camphor.

Ipecacuanha is an excellent remedy when the vomiting is more considerable than the diarrhoea. Ipec. will never be found suitable when the disease has reached the acme of its paroxysm, but it will arrest the vomiting which may yet continue after the violence of the disease shall have been broken. Ipec. has to be repeated at least as frequently as Veratrum; this remedy is frequently indicated after Ipec. Nux may be found suitable, if Ipec. should have arrested the vomiting and the following group of symptoms should have remained: symptoms of spasm in the stomach, a kind of weight in the stomach with anguish emanating from the pit; pains in the bowels with frequent small evacuations, and a continual desire to evacuate the bowels, accompanied with headache, especially a pressure in the sinciput, slight febrile shiverings, coldness more internal than external. The Russian physicians have found Ipec. particularly useful.

Cuprum has to be repeated the same as every other remedy. It is particularly applicable when the muscles are affected with violent spasms, when there is restlessness, coldness of the prominent parts, such as the face, distortion of the eyes, sometimes accompanied with abdominal spasms; there is no vomiting. When those symptoms occur, it is sometimes expedient to exhibit Cuprum alternately with Veratrum. When tetanus or trismus is present, Camphor is said to be superior to Cuprum.

Tartarus emeticus may likewise be recommended as a remedy for Asiatic cholera. Among its physiological effects we notice the following cholera symptoms: spasmodic movements, spasmodic jactitation of the muscles, trembling of the limbs, debility as if one would fall over, fainting sort of weakness, trembling pulse or collapse of pulse, the peculiar paleness of countenance occurring in cholera, croaking voice, cramps in the calves, and above all other symptoms, the gastric derangement which characterizes an attack of cholera. It deserves consideration in cases where feculent substances are still discharged from the bowels, in cholera biliosa, or at the first onset of Asiatic cholera, or else towards the termination of the attack, when the vitality of the abdominal organs is still depressed.

Cicuta virosa is said to be an excellent remedy when the following symptoms occur: violent spasms in the muscles of the chest, continual vomiting, little diarrhoea, the eyes are turned upward, and a soporous condition prevails. Rummel employed this remedy in a case characterized by similar symptoms, after he had previously given two doses of Hydrocyanic acid. Cicuta corresponds more particularly to neglected cases, and is therefore more suitable to the secondary affections of cholera than to the cholera itself. When the symptoms which have been mentioned in. this paragraph occur, Stramonium may likewise prove valuable.

Carbo vegetabilis, according to Rummel in the 12th, and according to others in the 30th potence, is said to be an excellent remedy after the peculiar cholera symptoms have been subdued, when the spasms and the vomiting have entirely ceased, congestions of the chest or head set in, the oppression of the chest is a prominent symptom, a slight sopor is present, the flushed cheeks are covered with clammy sweat, or the patient lies in a state of complete asphyxia. One or two doses of Hydrocyanic acid sometimes require to be given prior to the Carbo. An hour after the Acid the Carbo may be given, the good effect of which is recognized by the return of the pulse, and sometimes of the true cholera symptoms; these then yield to Veratrum or Cuprum. We may infer from these indications that the Carbo is less suitable to real cholera than to neglected or protracted cases of that epidemic, or when the cholera threatens to pass into secondary typhoid affections, Laurocerasus is grven by some physicians when the following symptoms are prevalent: small and slow pulse, vertigo, stupefaction, convulsive spasms of the muscles of the face, etc. According to our own judgment this is not a good remedy in cholera; it is our opinion that a good deal of valuable time is lost by resorting to that remedy in cholera. The symptoms previously mentioned do not indicate Laurocerasus, but rather Veratrum or Cuprum.

According to Rummel's experience, a distinguished remedy in cholera is Secale cornutum, lower potencies, from one to three doses, when the following group of symptoms exists: the vomiting has either ceased entirely, or for the most part; the colour of the stools remains unchanged, and there is every indication that no bile is poured into the intestinal canal. Soon after the use of Secale cornutum, yellow and green stools make their appearance; as soon as this takes place, the patient may be considered out of danger. The pains in the extremities likewise abate during the exhibition of Secale.